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Suffolk Softball Top 10 (April 30)

Babylon's Christine Desiderio bats against Mt. Sinai in

(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke/Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

1. Bay Shore (12-0)- Last Monday’s 4-2 win over Longwood was perhaps their most impressive win to date. Against Floyd the following day, Michelle DeVito went 5-for-5 as the Maruaders cruised to a 15-2 win.   2. Longwood (10-1)- Sierra Noud worked out of a bases-loaded with no-out jam in the top of the seventh of Monday’s 2-1 win over Sachem East; a big win following last week’s loss to Bay...

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Suffolk Softball Top 10 (April 17)

Bay Shore's Courtney Syrett drives a home run

(Credit: George A. Faella)

1. Bay Shore (7-0)- The battery of pitcher Michelle DeVito and catcher Courtney Syrett has propelled the Marauders in the first year of the post-Jim McGowan era. Shortstop Giana Panariello is as surehanded as they come. 2. Longwood (7-0)- Longwood’s comeback win against Commack last Tuesday moved them into sole possession of first place in League I. 3. Smithtown East (6-0)- Pitcher Samantha Moss...

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MSG Varsity's LI Softball Weekly

LI Softball Weekly includes the League I race, League IV race and a powerhouse in Class B. Sorry for the late posting, there were some technical problems.

1. In the last week of the season, League I is up for grabs between three teams: Commack, Sachem East and Longwood. All three are within a game of the title, and the teams are really battling it out. Commack beat Longwood last Tuesday, 10-7,...

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State Poll: Once again, a tie at the top

2011 NYSSCOGS/NYSSWASoftball State Rankings - week 5 (May 9-15, 2011)Poll editor: Perry L. Novaksports@oneidadispatch.com,nysscogs@yahoo.com

Class AA1: 14-0 C-NS-31: 17-0 Bay Shore-113: 18-1 Tottenville-PSAL4: 12-2 North Rockland-15: 12-3 Corning-46: 15-2 MacArthur-87: 13-3 Shenendehowa-28: 14-2 Valley Central-99: 10-3 Ketcham-110: 14-3 Hauppauge-1111: 19-4 St. Joe Sea-CHSAA12: 9-3 Williamsville...

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State Poll: A tie at the top

2011 NYSSCOGS/NYSSWASoftball State Rankings - week 4 (May 2-8, 2011)Poll editor: Perry L. Novaksports@oneidadispatch.com,nysscogs@yahoo.com

Class AA1: 11-0 C-NS-31: 14-0 Bay Shore-113: 12-2 John Jay EF-14: 12-1 North Rockland-15: 15-1 Tottenville-PSAL6: 7-1 Clarence-67: 10-1 Pine Bush-98: 12-4 Bethlehem-29: 13-3 Corning-410: 12-2 Hauppauge-1111: 12-3 Shaker-212: 14-2 MacArthur-813: 14-3 St....

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Kleinfelder's road to recovery

Brianne Herr e-mailed me while I was on vacation with a truly amazing story. One of her players nearly lost a leg, and was now back hitting, pitching and running the bases. It took us awhile to get it in the paper, but we wanted to make sure it came out right. I think it came out that way today.

This is an example of the story writing for the writer. I just sat back and let those involved...

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Around the Diamond: Softball - 5/5/11

St. Anthony's Michelle Carbone delivers to the plate

(Credit: James Escher)

The theme of this week's Softball Around the Diamond on MSG Varsity is "youth movement." Your humble LI reporter talks St. Anthony's and how the Friars have two stellar underclassmen hurlers AND a Smithtown East team that (much like a fine wine) will only get better with age....

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MSG Varsity's LI Softball Weekly

Farmingdale pitcher Isabella Corrao winds up for a

(Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

This week on MSG Varsity's LI Softball Weekly we discuss aces in Farmingdale, power hitters at MacArthur, an East Islip team that always seems to be strong and a sparkplug for Hauppauge. I also try out wearing a black shirt and pink tie (I'm a writer; not a fashion expert). Click the highlighted text in each description for articles written about these teams this year:

1. Isabella Corrao,...

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State Softball Poll - Week 3

Starting pitcher for Plainedge #15, Michele Daubman. (April

(Credit: George A. Faella)

2011 NYSSCOGS/NYSSWASoftball State Rankings - week 3 (April 25-May 1, 2011)Poll editor: Perry L. Novaksports@oneidadispatch.com,nysscogs@yahoo.com

Class AA1: 11-0 Bay Shore-112: 6-0 Clarence-63: 4-0 C-NS-34: 7-0 North Rockland-15: 6-0 Valley Central-96: 5-0 Ketcham-17: 14-3 St. Joe Sea-CHSAA8: 9-1 Corning-49: 11-1 Tottenville-PSAL10: 7-1 Vestal-411: 10-1 Deer Park-1112 6-1 John Jay EF-113:...

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LI Softball Weekly - Episode 3

West Babylon High School pitcher / cleanup hitter

(Credit: James Escher)

This week on LI Softball Weekly for MSG Varsity we discussed a speedster in Babylon, an ace in Plainedge, two young, top CHSAA hurlers and a surprise in West Babylon.

(1) Christine Desiderio, Babylon. She's a great hitter (18-for-33), but her real asset comes on the base paths. Last year she stole 43 bags (yes, you read that right) and she's already swiped 14 in 11 games this year. She...

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